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  1. dirtyferret

    Why is RAM so $$$ now?

    Check out this ram review including PUBG (you are correct on its ram hogging) and the affect of video ram on system ram. https://www.techspot.com/article/1535-how-much-ram-do-you-need-for-gaming/
  2. dirtyferret

    AMD Ryzen 2800X

    Ryzen is on par with haswell IPC, still trails kaby/coffee IPC.
  3. dirtyferret

    AMD Ryzen 2800X

    I would be pleasantly surprised if AMD broke 4.2ghz
  4. dirtyferret

    What are some of your PC building pet peeves?

    I'm not talking about when a RAM stick comes DOA or the fan makes a bad clicking sound but when everything works accordingly and still just seems to piss you off? Here are two of mine; CPU fan clips - I don't know why but they just scream glorified paper clip to me. Plus they suck when you...
  5. dirtyferret

    Choosing an upgrade path - GPU or CPU+MOBO+RAM?

    Your OC 2500k with a GTX 1070 offers the same performance as an OC ryzen 5 so i would hold onto it a bit longer and just get the GTX 1070 https://www.techspot.com/review/1474-ryzen-vs-older-budget-cpus/page2.html
  6. dirtyferret

    Razer & Ignition Design Labs Bring Gaming Grade WiFi Networking to Homes

    My RGB router with military grade parts puts this "gaming grade" router to shame.
  7. dirtyferret

    Which CPU platform is better for me i7 8700 vs 1700 for workstation and gaming?

    You may not see a difference at 60hz today but as games need more IPC down the road the difference at 140 can come down to 60hz.
  8. dirtyferret

    Upgrading CPU issue

    I may try my cryorig on my gaming PC I've had issues in the past with gigabyte boards as well, I'll give it a try when I get home. Would a bad board flex allow the i5-6400 to work with no issue in the board though? I could be the CPU but the CPU works fine when the cooler is simply placed on...
  9. dirtyferret

    Upgrading CPU issue

    I also thought it may be damaged PCB but I saw no visual damage on the mobo around the socket or or on the back end.
  10. dirtyferret

    Upgrading CPU issue

    said it is brand new, I saw the box and no reason to doubt him. I've installed plenty of similar coolers and never had an issue. I also believed maybe I was doing it too hard but I would say the cooler was just hanging on to allow it to work. I've used way more pressure for cryorig, scythe...
  11. dirtyferret

    Upgrading CPU issue

    nope and I used the same pressure as with the 6400. I tried setting the thermaltake cooler as loose as possible and let the PC run but it was really loose. Would an AIO have less pressure?
  12. dirtyferret

    Upgrading CPU issue

    So the other day I get a call from a friend who is having an issue upgrading his i5-6400 to a brand new i5-6700. Says the PC will post with the old CPU but not the new one. So I stopped by the other day and witness the PC is clearly not booting up (mobo has power and fans are spinning). I...
  13. dirtyferret

    Scythe Silently Introduces the Sengokubune Tower Cooler

    Review coming soon??
  14. dirtyferret

    I5 8600k + Asrock Táichi Z370

    Check anandtech they post a chart on their CPU review of what voltage they set for each OC frequency. Should give you a good idea.
  15. dirtyferret

    I5 8600k + Asrock Táichi Z370

    see link below on https://www.pcgamesn.com/hardware-guides/overclocking-guide-how-to-overclock
  16. dirtyferret

    How many people still use sound cards?

    props to Kursah and Sneekypeet for giving us a poll :toast:
  17. dirtyferret

    Why is RAM so $$$ now?

    So having some free time I ran a little test with WoW last night. I logged on and ran around the current in game major city (Dalaran) and then went and did a world raid quest; about two dozen other players phasing in and out of the raid all going full blast on powerful spells & animation. Game...
  18. dirtyferret

    How many people still use sound cards?

    I don't have the option to do it in my OP but talked to a mod and he is looking into it. My bad for not originally doing it but I did not think it would be two pages of comments :laugh: Been there done that :)
  19. dirtyferret

    How many people still use sound cards?

    I definitely notice the "full" sound especially along the mid range and a lower base frequency with more punch. I have the klipsch promedia 2.1 speaker set up and they do a good job. I also noticed the fuller range with my old creative blaster sound card as well but I found that had issues in...
  20. dirtyferret

    How many people still use sound cards?

    I know the sound card is going the way of the Dodo for PC gamers (still viable for audiophiles) but earlier in the year I purchased an Asrock Z270 mobo. Board works great outside of the audio and I got it for under $100 but I did noticed little issues during some games. For example when a...
  21. dirtyferret

    Why is RAM so $$$ now?

    Burning Crusade was still 512mb PC System Requirements * OS: Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4); Windows XP (Service Pack 2) * Processor: Intel Pentium3 800MHz or AMD Duron 800MHz * Memory: o 512 MB RAM, o 1GB RAM is recommended * Video: o Minimum: 32MB 3D graphics processor with Hardware...
  22. dirtyferret

    Why is RAM so $$$ now?

    Well there is also new additions to the UI (and I know from running UI add-ons it does affect RAM use), more game audio, a new player audio system ( think team speak or discord) more cut scenes, increased phasing (entire areas can completely change depending on story arc), cross realm playing...
  23. dirtyferret

    Why is RAM so $$$ now?

    I'm not sure I understand either. Are you asking how a game that has its graphic engine upgraded multiple times over the years also need more system RAM to help run the game?
  24. dirtyferret

    Why is RAM so $$$ now?

    Blizzard requires 2GB for the latest patch but recommends 4GB. From my own use I know the game can "hog" more then 4GB ram. I am in no means saying the game needs more then 4GB. As for the graphic engine this article may help explain the incremental improvements to its overhaul over the...